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McCash Poetry Winner

25th October 2011

Fife teacher and Scots language poet, William Hershaw, is this year's winner of the McCash Scots Poetry Competition. There were in total 170 entries and Hershaw won the first prize of £750 with his two pieces 'Wabster' and 'Seivin Verses for GMB' (George MacKay Brown). Liz Lochhead, who is Scotland's official Makar, praised Hershaw's work as being head and shoulders above the other entries both in terms of language and accessibility for reading.